How are we better together?
DAY 1 - PLAN 1
DAY 2 - PLAN 2
DAY 3 - PLAN 3
DAY 4 - PLAN 4
DAY 5 - PLAN 5
DAY 6 - SEED 1
DAY 7 - SEED 2
DAY 8 - SEED 3
DAY 9 - Seed 4
DAY 10 - PLAN 6
DAY 11 - SEED 5
DAY 12 - SEED 6
DAY 13 - PLAN 7
DAY 14 - SEED 7
DAY 15 - SEED 8
DAY 16 - PLAN 8
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Lesson seeds are ideas that can be used to build a lesson aligned to the CCSS. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction. When developing lessons from these seeds, teachers must consider the needs of all learners. It is also important to build checkpoints into the lessons where appropriate formative assessment will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery.
What is a team?
Swimmy and Teamwork
This cumulative activity concludes the first week of the unit "Teamwork". Students will revisit the characteristics anchor chart about teamwork and text from the week. They will generate class rules for working on a team.
The model lessons in this unit feature best practices to address Common Core State Standards. The lesson plans were designed for heterogeneous classes. When teachers implement these plans, they should consider the skills and special needs of their students and make adjustments accordingly.
Apply appropriate elements of UDL:
The following websites provide alternate strategies and information for differentiation of lesson.
English Language Learners
National Association for Gifted Children
Special Education and 504 LD Online
*Consider the need for Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) when selecting texts, and captioned/described video when selecting video or other media for this lesson.
**Prepare for small group/guided reading instruction by selecting leveled text on Teamwork and other topics related to this theme
Ask students to share with a partner, "How did the fish in the video clip from Finding Nemo solve their problem?" "What made their teamwork effective?"
Have students act out the rules from their class chart by demonstrating ruling the rules and not following the rules. Students will write/illustrate in their daily writing journal, which rule they feel is the most important.
It's Too Loud in Here! Teamwork in the Classroom
Teacher observation of the following:
Evaluation of writing response in journal.
Speaking & Listening